(AP) — The California Supreme Court says employers must evaluate the tasks that employees perform at a particular location such as a check-out stand when determining whether they must provide those workers with a place to sit.
The court's opinion Monday stemmed from lawsuits brought by cashiers at the CVS drugstore chain and tellers at Chase Bank who said they were wrongly denied a place to sit while working.
Michael Rubin, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said the decision was a victory for all workers who perform repetitive tasks in fixed locations that don't require them to move around and have been denied seats.
An email to attorneys for CVS was not immediately returned. Sam Shaulson, an attorney for JP Morgan Chase, said he would respond if his client was interested in commenting.